Fall symbolizes the coming to a close of the year.
As the last quarter starts, there remains hope that great things can still take place; that breakthrough relationships, products and possibilities can surface and hard work will yield results to be harvested.
Nine months into 2014, now is the time for leaders in every company to push people and processes into high gear.
The biggest shame to befall any business leader is to begin a new year with the goal of having the ...Continue Reading →
I have noticed that one of the qualities of top leaders is their ability to ask the right questions in the right manner at the right time.
In many organizations, leaders ask more questions than others, but that usually happens when there is a need for more information regarding an opportunity of some sort or because there is a gap between what has been done and what has been said.
Not the screaming, desk pounding, search for the guilty of a major ...Continue Reading →
Some years ago an issue for discussion was brought up in an Advisory Board meeting I was facilitating.
The topic was phrased as, “How do I turn employees into having an ownership mindset?”
This same topic has been cycled through every few years as owners are in constant search to increase employee engagement.
One major U.S. bank tried to jump start the process by granting shares of stock to every employee.
What the question really boils down to is “how much financial information should I ...Continue Reading →
Taking my clients out of town for their annual planning retreat, a key asset comes into play.
It’s perspective; the ability to take a step back and look at the past, the present and the future.
Away from dealing with day to day issues, and involved in what are often once in a lifetime activities, in a resort settings in locations they have usually never visited, interesting thoughts surface and are discussed.
In one twelve month period, I had the same client tell ...Continue Reading →